Underdevelopment in Ethiopia
Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa
By Eshetu Chole
[pounds sterling]22.95 OSSREA
Before his death in 1998, Eshetu Chole was Ethiopia's leading economist. His works encompass an extraordinary breadth: agriculture, industrial and social development, fiscal policy, macro and micro economy, human development at national and regional levels, to name just a few of his topics.
His economics were embedded in the realities of a poor and underdeveloped economy and he focused on the problems of development from this perspective. His work epitomised a complex and pragmatic approach, and he drew on several schools of economics as well as history, anthropology and sociology in his effort to understand the state of Ethiopia. He was equally renowned for his insistence...